Real Talk Part 2: Collaborative Problem Solving in the Live Touring Ecology

September 1, 2021 @ 5 PM CT

The live industry is about putting artists in front of audiences, but if we’re all working toward the same goal, why does it feel so combative? In this second session of our new series, festivals, agencies, managers and artists will make themselves vulnerable, offering up the core obstacle or issue they’re facing and trusting in collaborative, whole-hearted solutions and direction from their industry colleagues.


Host: James Keelaghan
Artist: Fred Leone
Artist: Shakura S’Aida
Manager: Michelle Szeto
Agent: Lara Supan
Festival: Andrew Orvis (Queenscliff)
Festival: Bev Burton (Black Deer)